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With saxophone and bass as the lead instruments, Brooklyn’s Molly Tigre demonstrates a grounding in jazz as well as funky late 20th-century Ethiopian pop on its debut album. more

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Photo credit: Christian Strehlow

Recording with electronic producer Christian Strehlow, versatile Milwaukee singer Amanda Huff broke from her usual process for her vibrant debut album, Hemiptera. more

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On You’re Driving Me Crazy, Van Morrison shares credit with Grammy-nominated jazz artist Joey DeFrancesco, whose Hammond organ sets the pace for the funky ’50s lounge arrangements of standards and originals. more

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Chicago jazz singer Erin McDougald has a way with melodies and on her fourth album, Outside the Soiree, she’s backed by a classic nightclub jazz lineup—piano, bass, drums, sax and tinkling vibes. more

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Photo Credit: The Bloom Effect

“We’re like a hip-hop Chicago,” says Lance Loiselle, sousaphone player for the Windy City’s Lowdown Brass Band. more

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The weekend of May 11-13 brings a diverse mix of jazz musicians and enthusiasts to the beautiful Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis. as they kick off the summer concert season with the 16th annual Jazz on the Vine festival. more

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Two fine new jazz releases by piano-based trios—one is straight-ahead circa now while the other swings in a more traditional vein. more

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The Milwaukee-born saxophonist and his trio offered tuneful interpretations of classics Friday night, but it was his meditative originals that truly stood out. more

Concert Reviews

On New Horizons, the Canadian composer-band leader shines on the bass veena, a resonant creation capable of setting tempo as well as taking the lead in compositions that bring a jazz pulse to Indian traditions. more

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Latrice McGlothin’s second CD, is rich with mature lyrical perspectives that could fit easily on adult R&B radio as well as soul/gospel programming. more

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Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: Karl Marx City, The Trip to Spain, The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith. more

Home Movies

San Francisco’s Negative Press Project transforms the sublime songs of Jeff Buckley into melodious frameworks for eclectic instrumental improvisation within a focused ensemble setting. more

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This posthumous release finds the jazz vocal stylist assaying self-penned material from his first three albums as well as lending his accessibly elastic phrasing and penchant for rigorous scat singing. more

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Saxophonist-bassist Mark Zaleski along with a group of dynamic long-time collaborators has released an album of high-energy post-modern jazz. more

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A crack ensemble including his esteemed father, jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, accompany trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis on this live recording. more

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Mr. J’s Lounge is an immaculate gem of a space featuring a Spartan, albeit excellent, menu and some of the best rotations of live jazz, blues and R&B in town. more

Short Order

Inspired by the last presidential election, klezmer and jazz clarinetist Seth Kibel has released an album of songs with lyrics that bounce between anger, sadness and snark. more

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French pianist Jean-Michel Bernard and a jazz combo play the music of the legendary Argentine-born pianist-composer including the theme from “Mission: Impossible.” more

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For his latest project, Ruby Yacht affiliate Chris Misch-Bloxdort modernizes the late singer’s orchestral 1992 album. more

On Music

The modern jazz master discusses his twisty career, and how he fell in love with hip-hop. more

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